The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 17 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.96% 4.71% 6.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.81% 24.00% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 24
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 75 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 20.70% 19.63% 34.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47 54 110
Average salary £43,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £36,300 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Firewall Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (41.67%) VPN
4 9 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (33.33%) CCNA
5 8 (33.33%) LAN
5 8 (33.33%) VoIP
5 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 7 (29.17%) CCNP
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) Juniper
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) CISSP
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) CISM
9 4 (16.67%) Security Management
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.67%) Solaris
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) SQL
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) UNIX
9 4 (16.67%) WLAN
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) CMDB

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) VPN
2 9 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) VoIP
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (16.67%) WLAN
6 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 3 (12.50%) DNS
6 3 (12.50%) RIP
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) FWSM
6 3 (12.50%) Internet
6 3 (12.50%) OSPF
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.33%) SAN
7 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Network Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Support
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Support
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX Support
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) CMDB
2 3 (12.50%) Handset
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Solaris
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 3 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Security Management
2 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (8.33%) SIEM
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNA
3 7 (29.17%) CCNP
4 4 (16.67%) CISSP
4 4 (16.67%) CISM
5 3 (12.50%) CCSA
5 3 (12.50%) RHCE
5 3 (12.50%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CCSP
6 1 (4.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (8.33%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) Aruba
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) Websense
5 2 (8.33%) Qualys
5 2 (8.33%) LogLogic
5 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.33%) GFI Software
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix